Rievaulx Abbey #1 by Trevor Kersley

Rievaulx Abbey was founded in 1132 by twelve monks from Clairvaux Abbey as a mission centre for the colonisation of the north of England and Scotland. It was the first Cistercian abbey in the north. With time it became one of the great Cistercian abbeys of Yorkshire, second only to Fountains Abbey in fame.
The remote location was ideal for the Cistercians, whose desire was to follow a strict life of prayer and self-sufficiency with as little contact as possible with the outside world. The patron, Walter Espec, settled another new Cistercian community, founding Wardon Abbey, Bedfordshire, on one of his inherited estates, again on unprofitable wasteland,

Maintained by English Heritage.

Pentax K10D 18-55mm lens
1/30 @ f8.0 ISO 100
shot in RAW
5 images converted using Photomatrix Pro3 Exposure Fusion adjusted in CS3

16 Oct 2009

Best viewed large.

Featured in the Group “Enhanced Photos” 28 Apr 2010

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  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Narrative to accompy this great shot Trevor

  • Torfinn
    Torfinnover 5 years ago

    Excellent work Trevor! What a fantastic colours you have got in this one. Just gorgeous!

  • Svetlana Sewell
    Svetlana Sewellover 5 years ago

    Hi Trevor, gorgeous capture – I have also got whole bunch of them

  • Thank you Svetlana for your comments…I have about 200 images of this Abbey as I only live 5 miles away.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • WatscapePhoto
    WatscapePhotoover 5 years ago

    Brilliant work, Trevor

  • Thanks Steve your comments are always appreciated.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 5 years ago

    Great shot, not sure how much maintenance English Heritage are doing looks like its falling down to me:-) Roof could do with some work.

  • Thanks Gary…yes it seems as though they are behind on repairs

    – Trevor Kersley

  • ctheworld
    ctheworldover 5 years ago


  • Thank you very much for the feature.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • etienneUK
    etienneUKabout 5 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your work with the Photomatix HDR Group. This wonderful example of a Photomatix-processed image has been accepted into the Group!

  • thank you

    – Trevor Kersley

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